Original Date: 05/08/1995
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Small and Small Disadvantaged Business Subcontracting Program
McDonnell Douglas Aerospace (MDA)-St. Louis is aggressively improving its Small and Small Disadvantaged Business (S/SDB) Subcontracting Program. A recent analysis of SDBs' performance versus the total base shows that SDBs performed consistently in the area of on-time deliveries and quality acceptance. In addition, SDBs are being certified in the MDA-St. Louis Supplier Certification Program. Currently, 50% of the MDA-St. Louis preferred suppliers are S/SDBs.
MDA S/SDB program improvements include expanded support of the Historical Black Colleges and Universities and the Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI) program and the Mentor-Protg program. New initiatives for S/SDBs support breakout requirements, SB-only competitions, and business alliances. In addition, MDA-St. Louis has established a HBCU/MI Partnership Program. The goals of this program are to increase the percentage of procurement from Historical Black Colleges and Universities; to increase the percentage of recruits from Historical Black Colleges and Universities; and to improve the technical quality of Historical Black College and Universities work. The partnership program includes the establishment of a HBCU/MI Advisory Board; the establishment of partnerships with Historical Black Colleges and Universities; the setting of a research and development budget goal for internal research and development, NBF, and corporate research and development; the funding of Historical Black College and Universities internships and cooperatives; the establishment of technical focal points to work with Historical Black College and Universities partners; and the development of the 1995-96 Historical Black College and Universities Strategic Plan.
MDA-St. Louis is confident these efforts will be successful in meeting the government goal of 20% SB and 5% SDB subcontracts purchase orders. MDA-St. Louis was at 22% SB and 7% SDB subcontract purchase order levels through March 1995.
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